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  • Young Professionals Network

  • YPN One to Watch

    Nominate the next awesome YP you know who goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in their workplace and our community. Check out all of our past One to Watch members and nominate the next one! (Anyone can nominate!)

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  • Why We Exist

    It is our belief that a community influenced by young professionals is a community that attracts and retains them. Core to the Young Professionals Network’s strategic agenda is the belief that the more informed, involved and networked young professionals are, the more influence they will have on the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo community.

    What is a Young Professional?

    We don’t define young professionals by an age. We define it as a mind set. We are a group of people who are interested in enhancing ourselves and the future of our community. We work hard, we like to socialize, we’re technologically savvy, and we make the change that we want to see in our lives, our businesses and our community.

    What to Expect

    Through the Young Professionals Network you will have the opportunity to meet people you would never otherwise have met, learn about businesses you never would have known about and participate in events that never would have existed. You will have access to numerous business training programs and learn about the happenings in the community that will have an impact on your life.

    The group is designed for, but not limited to, 21- to 39-year olds. You must be at least 21 to join the YPN. Yearly membership fees are $45 for employees of Chamber-member firms and $75 for employees of non-member firms. A varying activity fee will be charged at select Young Professionals Network events.


  • Upcoming YPN Events


  • YPN Awards: One to Watch and the YP of the Year

    Each quarter, a YPN member is selected through a nomination process to highlight an up-and-coming professional in the business community. The One to Watch award is granted quarterly to a Young Professional Network member who goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in their workplace, their community and with the YPN.

    We’re currently seeking applications and nominations for Ones to Watch! Recipients will be featured in our monthly Bridge newsletter, on our social media outlets, will be featured in Fargo INC! magazine, will receive a letter from Chamber leadership, a plaque and a complimentary ticket to a Business Training, Women Connect or Business After Hours event.

    Who can nominate? Anyone! Whether you are a YP and want to nominate a peer, or you're the supervisor of a YP superstar, or you just know someone pretty great, tell us about them!

    Nominate a deserving young professional!

    The YP of the Year award is given to one YPN member that demonstrates outstanding commitment to their community and their professional development throughout the year. After a nomination period, the YPN leadership committee evaluates the nominations and selects the YP of the Year.

  • Meet the YP of the Year

    Erin Larsgaard
    Wold Johnson

    Erin exudes professionalism, drive, approachability, sincerity, expertise and is a great example for other YPs in the area. She is also incredibly involved with YPN – she is dedicated to the program, her network, and being there as an asset for other YPs and their networks. She was one of the most involved YPs last year, attending probably more events than anyone. She works to meet new people and make them feel comfortable and respected rather than flocking to people she already knows. Also, she is successful but sets an example by garnering her peers’ respect without bloviation; she is humble and respectable in how she conducts herself. She sets an example of how we all should network and care about each other. She is the epitome of a young professional the community should take notice of and get to know. Hers is a career we should all be watching!  

    Erin serves as a Member at Large on the YPN Leadership committee.

  • Corporate Cup

    At this event put on by the YPN, physical fitness and friendly competition are cornerstones for Chamber member businesses to go head-to-head in everything from kickball to cycling to tug-of-war in a fun combination of team-building and networking. The event is open to all employees and fitness levels.

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  • Questions? Contact Alyssa Lakoduk at alakoduk@fmwfchamber.com or 218.359.0529.


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  • Supporting Sponsor

    Gate City Bank

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